Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Your Media at Work, part 377

Running down the list of available stories and photos to fill inside news pages tomorrow:

WIRE EDITOR: ... and here's a picture of U.S. soldiers at a re-enlistment ceremony in Baghdad ...

[stunned silence]

COPY EDITOR: Does someone have a gun to their head?

If you ever wonder why certain stories, certain types of stories, never seem to appear in your media, remember they not only have to survive one assignment editor/reporter/copy editor/wire editor/page editor's narrative-driven axe. It has to survive all of them.